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Privacy Policy for the Website www.wtw.com of Xylem Analytics Germany Sales GmbH & Co. KG

1.        Subject Matter and Responsible Body/ Service Provider

We, the “Xylem Analytics Germany Sales GmbH & Co. KG ” (short: “We” or “XAGS”, for further information on us, refer to the imprint page) appreciate your interest in our website www.wtw.com. With this Privacy Policy, we would like to inform you about which of your personal data (“Data”) is collected during your visit to our website and the use of our services on this website, and how this Data is subsequently processed or used by us. XAGS is a service provider within the meaning of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and responsible body within the meaning of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

2.         Questions and Comments

If you have any questions or comments related to this Privacy Policy or generally on data protection, please do not hesitate to contact us via the following e-mail address: Info.WTW[at]xyleminc.com

3.         Collection and Use of Your Data

Type and extent of the collection and use of your data depend on whether you visit our website for information purposes only or whether you desire to use our services (e.g. subscribe to our newsletter):  

a.         Purely Informational Use

For purely informational use of our website, it is generally not required to provide your personal data to us. Rather, in this case, we only collect and use the data which your internet browser automatically transmits to us, such as:

  • date and time of the access to one of our web pages
  • your browser type and the browser settings
  • the used operating system and the previously visited page
  • the amount of transferred data and the state of access and
  • your IP address.

We collect and use this data in order to enable the use of the requested web pages, for statistical purposes and within the scope permitted by law, e.g. to improve our web presence. Evaluations permitting the identification of individuals do not take place.

b.         The Use of our Services

To the extent you desire to use our services in addition to a solely informational visit of our website, such as e.g. the request for information material or the order of a newsletter, it may be required to ask you for and use further – including personal – data. The purpose thereof is to provide the desired service to you.

c.         Involvement of External Service Providers

For the aforementioned purposes, we may transfer your data to supporting technical service providers (e.g. hosting, webserver etc.). These have been chosen by us with due care and commissioned in line with the legal requirements. Otherwise, a transfer of your data to third parties does not take place unless we are obligated to do so by law.  

4.         Regular Email Newsletter/ Your Consent

In the course of your registration for our e-mail newsletter service, your e-mail address to which the newsletter is to be sent is required. The provision of further data, if any, is voluntary and is used to be able to address you personally, design the newsletter in a personal manner and resolve questions regarding the e-mail address.

By subscribing to a newsletter you also agree to the use of your e-mail address provided by you for this purpose.  

For security reasons, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure: we only send you a newsletter by e-mail once you have verified your newsletter registration via a link included in the confirmation e-mail sent to you for this purpose. Thus we want to ensure that only you yourself can register for the newsletter as owner of the specified e-mail address.  

You may cancel a subscription to our newsletter at any time, most easily via the link “unsubscribe newsletter” contained in all our newsletters.

 

5.         Separate Consent to the Further Use of Data 

Only to the extent you have expressly stated your consent in a separate declaration, we would also like to use your data in order to offer you a web presence which is targeted to your interests and to use your data for the analysis required for this purpose and for market research purposes. To this end, it is technically required that we compile your accruing and stated data in user profiles and analyze them for the above-mentioned purposes within the scope of the consent.

You may revoke a provided consent at any time with effect for the future, most easily by sending us an e-mail to Info.WTW[at]Xyleminc.com.

6.         Use of Cookies

For our website we use the technology of cookies. Cookies are small text files which our web server sends to your browser during your visit to our web pages and stores on your computer for later retrieval.

We use so-called session cookies (also known as temporary cookies) which are only stored for the duration of your use of our web pages.  Purpose of these cookies is to further identify your computer when changing from one of our web pages to another and to be able to determine the end of our visit.  The cookies are deleted as soon as you end your browser session.

Insofar, a collection or storage of personal data in cookies by us does not take place, respectively. We also do not use technologies which match information collected by cookies with user data.  

In your browser settings you can determine whether your browser accepts cookies from us and allows us to retrieve them again. In your browser, you may e.g. deactivate the storage of cookies, restrict it to certain web pages or configure your browser to automatically notify you and ask for your consent as soon as a cookie is supposed to be accepted. You may manually delete cookies placed by us at any time.   

You may also use our websites without cookies which, however, results in a limited scope of function for technical reasons.

7.         Use of Google Analytics

We want to organize our webpages in the best possible way. This requires that we know which parts appeal most to our visitors. In addition to the aforementioned information on cookies, the following applies:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of the Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics also uses cookies, i.e. text files, which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of this webpage. The information about your use of the website generated by the cookie is generally transferred to and stored on a server operated by Google in the USA.  In case of the activation of the IP anonymization on this website your IP address is, however, abbreviated by Google within the Member States of the EU or the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transferred to a server operated by Google in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of us as XAGS, Google will use this information to analyze your website use, to compile website activity reports and to provide to us as website operator additional services related to the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.   

You may also prevent the storage of these cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that you may not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website in this case.   

In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link, currently available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

8.         Use of Lead Forensics

For purposes of marketing and optimization, LeadForensics products and services (http://www.leadforensics.com) are used on this website. Headquarters of LeadForensics is located in Communication House 26 York Street, London, W1U 6PZ United Kingdom. Lead Forensics determines details of your organization including telephone number, web address, SIC code, a description of the company. Lead Forensics will show you the actual history of your visit to this website, including all pages visited and viewed by you, and how long you spent on this site. Under no circumstances will the data be used for the personal identification of an individual visitor. If IP addresses are collected, they will be anonymised immediately after collection. On behalf of the operator of this website, Leadforensics will use the collected information to evaluate your visit to the website, to compile reports on the website activity, and to provide other services related to website use and internet usage against the website operator. If you do not agree, you may object to the data collection, processing and storage at any time with effect for the future by clicking on the following link:
http://lfwebproxy.westeurope.cloudapp.azure.com:5000/?clientID=111947

9.         Right of Withdrawal and Objection

Of course, you may revoke the consent provided to us regarding the processing of your Data with effect for the future at any time.

You may also object to the creation of user profiles performed by us within the scope of this Privacy Policy for advertising and market research purposes and to design our websites according to the needs of our customers.

To do so, please contact us preferably by email: Info.WTW[at]Xyleminc.com.

10.         Social Media Plugins

We do not use social media plugins, such as the “Like-It-Button” by Facebook.

11.       Data Security

We use technical and organizational security measures in order to protect accruing and collected personal data, in particular against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorized persons. These are continuously improved in line with the technical development.

12.       Transfer

On our websites you will find links to websites of other providers, such as e.g. our distributors, sales agents or other business partners. By clicking on one of those links, you will be transferred to another service provider. We have no influence on or responsibility for the contents or data protection policies of their websites.  

 

August 2017

Xylem Analytics Germany Sales GmbH & Co. KG 

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